Alder Lake Park

Alder Lake Park is located about 10 miles south of Eatonville on the northern end of Alder Lake, which was formed by Alder Dam in 1945. The park is available to the public for camping, boating, swimming, water skiing, fishing and day use.

The park includes Rocky Point Campground, located about 4 miles east of the main park entrance, and Sunny Beach Point, a 9-acre day-use park about a half-mile east of the main entrance.

Campsite Reservations
  • To reserve an individual or group campsite, use our online system or call 833-290-8180.
  • You can reserve a campsite up to nine months in advance for dates between May 15 and Sept. 15.
  • Individual sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis the rest of the year except for Dec. 20 through Jan. 1 when the park is closed.
  • Sites not reserved between May 15 and Sept. 15 are available for one-night stays on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Campground check-in begins at 2:30 p.m. Check out is 1 p.m.
  • We have campsites available across four campgrounds — Main, Osprey, Elk Plain, Rocky Point and group — including:
    • 35 with water, electric and sewer hookups
    • 74 with water and electric hookups
    • 62 tent sites
    • 35-site group camp with water, electric and sewer hookups
Day Use
  • Gates are closed to day-use entry once the parking is full.
  • A $5 parking fee is charged on weekends and holidays between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.
  • Stacel Point is open year-round except Dec. 20 through Jan. 1 when the park is closed.
  • Two boat launches are open year-round, lake level permitting, to provide fishing for kokanee and other species.
  • Though Alder Lake is open to motorized watercraft, there is one no-wake zone and two small non-motorized areas.
Group Camps and Kitchen Shelters
  • Group camps are open April 15 through Oct. 15.
  • Choose from pods of five sites with water, electric and sewer hookups.
  • Horseshoe pits and a playground are available.
  • Each site includes picnic tables and fire rings, with community fire rings also available.
  • Restrooms with showers are available.
  • Kitchen shelters include barbecue grills, a sink and electrical outlets.
  • Group camps G1-G4 may reserve the large kitchen shelter, if available, for one meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) per day.
  • For G5-G7, one small kitchen shelter is available for each five-site area.
Park Features
  • All campsites include fire rings (or barbecue grills) and picnic tables
  • Coin-operated showers
  • Wheelchair-accessible restrooms
  • Water faucets throughout campground
  • Free 20-slip boat moorage dock available on a first-come, first-served basis (Please note: As of April 22, 2019, the moorage dock is closed for repair.)
Park Rules and Other Information
Park Fees

Camping Fees:

  • Water/electric/sewer hookups – $37
  • Water/electric hookups – $35
  • Tent sites – $25
  • Extra vehicle (no charge for towed vehicles) – $10

Discounts:

  • Senior or disabled discount for camping – $5

Other Fees:

  • Individual or group campsite reservation fee –  $8 online or $10 by phone
  • Day-use parking (weekends and holidays between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends) – $5
Driving Directions

Learn about daytime closures of State Route 7 near La Grande that begin July 22 under “Latest News” below

From Tacoma, take I-5 south to State Route 512. Travel east on SR 512 about 2 miles to the Pacific Avenue exit (SR 7). Go south on SR 7 about 27 miles. Turn right at the Alder Lake Park sign (at School Road) and drive into the park.

Sunny Beach Point is located about a half-mile east of the main Alder Lake Park entrance on State Highway 7.

To reach Rocky Point Campground, continue south on Highway 7. Rocky Point is located on the right about 4 miles beyond the main Alder Lake Park entrance.

Alder Lake Park Latitude: N 46 47 57.5; longitude: W 122 17 39.1

Rock Point Campground Latitude: N 46 46 27.2; longitude: W 122 13 10.9

Contact Information

Alder Lake Park
50324 School Rd.
Eatonville, WA 98328

Park office: 360-569-2778
Fishing and recreation line: 888-502-8690
Campsite reservations: 833-290-8180

To apply to become a volunteer camp host, please call (360) 569-2778.

Rocky Point Campground

Rocky Point Campground is part of Alder Lake Park. It is located about four miles east of the main Alder Lake Park entrance on Highway 7.

Park Features

  • 25 campsites with electric and water hookups
  • Picnic area
  • Free use of the dump station at the main Alder Lake Campground
  • Free boat launch
  • Boat launch is usable when the reservoir is at higher elevations. Largemouth bass, rainbow and cutthroat trout can be caught at the lake’s west end. In spring, rainbow trout are caught from shore between Elbe and Rocky Point.

Rocky Point Campground
52910 Mountain Hwy. E.
Eatonville, WA 98328

Fishing and recreation line: 888-502-8690
Park office: 360-569-2778
Reservations: 833-290-8180

Sunny Beach Point

Sunny Beach Point is a 9-acre day-use park located about a half-mile east of the Alder Lake Park entrance on State Highway 7. The park is open May 15 through Sept. 15, lake level permitting.

Park Rules and Features

  • Swim area (lake level permitting) and sunning area
  • Picnic shelter, 20 picnic sites with tables and grills
  • Restrooms
  • Free day use
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted

50316 Mountain Hwy. E.
Eatonville, WA 98328

Fishing and recreation line: 888-502-8690
Park office: 360-569-2778

Latest News

News releases from the Washington State Department of Transportation:

JULY 17, 2019

Daytime closures of State Route 7 near La Grande begin July 22

EATONVILLE – Beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, July 22, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close both directions of State Route 7 between La Grande and Alder to remove trees, rocks and brush adjacent to the highway.

The road closure will take place each day between mileposts 23 and 25, Monday through Thursday, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. A signed detour through Eatonville using SR 161 and the Alder Cutoff Road East will be provided. The contractor will reopen this section of SR 7 to traffic during overnight and early morning hours.

For the safety of the crews and the traveling public, this work must be done during daylight hours.

What this means for travelers

  • Drivers heading to Alder Lake and Mount Rainier National Park on SR 7 during weekdays this summer and fall will want to plan for extra travel time.
  • During daytime hours, drivers will follow a 10-mile detour that adds approximately 10 minutes of travel time through Eatonville using SR 161 and the Alder Cutoff Road East.
  • Each Friday, SR 7 may have alternating one-way traffic from 6 a.m. to noon, controlled by flaggers. To ease congestion for weekend travelers, all lanes will be open from noon Friday to 6 a.m. Monday.
  • Local access on SR 7 will be provided up to where crews are working.

Important note for Thursday, July 25

On Thursday, July 25, the contractor will not begin the full closure of SR 7 until 10 a.m. This is an effort to accommodate riders participating in RAMROD 2019 who use SR 161 and the Alder Cutoff Road.

Puget Sound area drivers can get real-time traveler information on their phone with the WSDOT traffic app, follow the WSDOT regional Twitter feed, and get advanced information from the Pierce County construction page.

 

JULY 1, 2019

State Route 7 slope stabilization work begins in July

Travelers will see daytime closures of SR 7 near La Grande

EATONVILLE – Travelers heading to Alder Lake and Mount Rainier National Park on State Route 7 this summer and fall will want to plan extra travel time into their adventures.

As early as July 15, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will begin removing trees, rocks and brush to reduce the opportunity for that material to fall onto SR 7 between La Grande and Alder, between mileposts 23 and 25.

For the safety of the crews and the traveling public, this work must be done during daylight hours.

What this means for travelers

  • Both directions of SR 7 will close from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, Monday through Thursday between La Grande and Alder.
  • During daytime hours, drivers will follow a 10-mile detour that adds approximately 10 minutes of travel time through Eatonville using SR 161 and the Alder Cutoff Road East.
  • On Fridays, SR 7 will have alternating one-way traffic from 6 a.m. to noon, controlled by flaggers. No work is allowed from noon Friday to 6 a.m. Monday.
  • Local access on SR 7 will be provided up to where crews are working.
  • The contractor will reopen SR 7 to traffic between mileposts 23 and 25 during overnight hours.

The project is expected to be completed in fall 2019.

Puget Sound area drivers can get real-time traveler information on their phone with the WSDOT traffic app, follow the WSDOT regional Twitter feed, and get advanced information from the Pierce County construction page.

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